HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital: Perkie’s Observations Perkie April 24, 2013 General Hospital, TV Recap 33 Comments Lulu wakes up in Milo’s bed, having spent the night in it after running into him at the bar. The night before, at the bar, Lulu explained to Milo about her lack of memories. She shared how everyone was looking for her, but she needed to get away. Lulu removed her engagement ring and tossed it in the bowl of peanuts. Then, since she was going to take off on her own, Milo offered to let her stay at his place. Milo tells her that she can’t hide out at his place forever and Dante must be worried. Lulu realizes her ring is missing and after looking around, decides she left it at the bar. Lulu is upset because the ring symbolizes Dante’s love for his wife, but doesn’t want to go back to the bar in case someone spots her. Milo agrees to go in her place. Dante’s on the phone, trying to find Lulu. Maxie arrives, wanting a reunion with Lulu. Dante tells her what’s happened and that Lulu took off again. Maxie offers to help, but Dante tells her to simply take care of the baby and talks to Maxie’s belly. Maxie tells him that Lulu loves him and will remember. Spin tells Ellie that he’ll be gone for a few days, looking for Lauren Frank. Ellie talks about Maxie’s baby and feels there’s something wrong with it. Ellie wants to confront Maxie but Spin tells her to wait until he’s back. AJ and Michael are cooking relish in Kelly’s kitchen and realize there is an ingredient missing. Shawn mentions a spice he used to have overseas, but that it would be expensive to get it. AJ’s willing to cut him in on the profits if he can get the ingredient for them. Tracy stops by to see Mac and offers him an exclusive deal on her relish. Mac is excited, until she pulls out the jar and reveals it’s Pickle-Tracy. Mac explains that the success of Pickle-Lila was more about Lila’s grandmotherly face on the jar and isn’t interested in the new relish. Tracy heads back to Kelly’s to talk to Shawn. However, AJ tells her that Shawn’s now working with them. Tracy wonders who she can get money from and spots an article about Nikolas. She heads to the hospital. Felicia accidentally finds an engagement ring in the bowl of peanuts and thinks that it came from Mac, that he bought it for her. Felicia’s excited until Mac tells her it’s not his ring. Felicia wonders whose ring it is as Maxie walks in and recognizes it to be Lulu’s. Liz finds Nikolas trying to leave the hospital again, against medical orders. He wants to help find Lulu, but she tells him the Spencers and Dante are on the job. Nik makes a comment about AJ. He then explains that AJ told him to stay away from Liz. Liz is angry at AJ’s audacity and declares that he can’t police her life. Tracy arrives in time to hear Liz’s anger and steers Liz to AJ at Kelly’s. Tracy tells Nikolas that she has a proposition for him. Dante gets to The Floating Rib and Felicia explains how she came to find the ring. Dante doesn’t understand why Lulu would leave the ring behind. Mac calls the bartender, who tells him that Lulu was there, but left with a man. Milo arrives as Dante gets angry about who Lulu left with. AJ’s happy to see Liz until she yells at him that he can’t police her friends. Lulu does an internet search on herself as someone knocks on the door. When a doctor leaves the records file open on the computer, Ellie decides to look up Maxie’s file. 33 Responses luvinggh April 25, 2013 I have to say I really am enjoying ER as nulu. She just seems to bring a freshness to the role. Maybe its the amnesia aspect but I am really enjoying her as Lulu. I also enjoyed Felicia mistaking the engagement ring in the peanuts as a way for Mac to propose. I also like Niz. Felt the heat when they fell onto the bed together. Thought maybe he was gonna kiss her. With that being said, I am really not enjoying the whole Pickle-lila debacle. Now Shawn is involved. ugh! Did like Tracy going to Nikolas though. That pits him against AJ! Overall a really enjoyable episode! Log in to Reply DARON April 25, 2013 OMG is that Abby. Log in to Reply Perkie April 25, 2013 I loved Emme Rylan today. I wasn’t thrilled with just how happy Lulu was to wake up in Milo’s bed. She may not remember her marriage, but she knows she has one. I liked the panic at the missing ring and how it’s a symbol of Dante and Lulu’s love. That was well played. Totally fell for Felicia finding the ring. Was rather disapointed to find out it was LUlu’s and not from MAc. I thought it was hilarious that MAxie would recognize it from across the room. Eeesh, at least have her walk up, thinking her mother is engaged and then recognize it. Dante/Maxie: No, I do not want him turning to her for this. Just no. Ellie, what is wrong with you? Hopefully she’ll turn out to be Lauren Frank so she can have something to do other than spy on people. Loved the LIz/Nik scenes and her not giving him his pants, going so far as to come back in and getting them then throwing them at AJ. I laughed at the Pickle Tracy label. It’s about the only thing humourous in this relish story. Because seriously, I was losing interest while Shawn was nattering on about spices while he was in the war. When did he become this big chef? Before he was a physics teacher? After he was a mercenary for the Balkan. Shut up Shawn. I don’t get why he needed to be tossed in this story. Log in to Reply katehhoward April 25, 2013 LOL Abby… This was a really good episode. I enjoyed NuLu with Milo, her eyes kept going down to his pecs LOL… and I fell over when Tracy walked in to see Nic and scoped him up and down. Niz was fun to watch and is it me or did Rebecca for the first time in a long time actually look like she was having fun in this episode. You can’t go wrong having three half dressed fine men in one episode. I always enjoy seeing Felicia and Mac. Does Michael realize how cool of a dad he has? AJ is such a frat head. I love Sean he brings a re freshness to the show that Steve never had. The Pickle Lila Trio was quite enjoyable. Dante and this NuLu look like they will be fun together. I love Ellie and I hope that it will turn out that she us Lauren Frank. Tracy can groom her very well. Side note I think Ron keeps the environment light and fun. I think there are scenes where everyone stand around and start cracking up and its like okay back to work. Yesterdays episode with Luke, Laura, Scott, Dante and Nicolas looked awkward, it was like someone made a joke and they were all cracking up. What I would do to see the outtakes from that scene. Log in to Reply liason4real April 25, 2013 Adios, Shawn. I would rather see Alexis with Ned. At least Ned is Tracy’s son and has lots of history with the other returning vets on the show. Log in to Reply samIShot April 25, 2013 Ellie will turn out to be lauren frank. Its more obvious with spinelli being so involved, starr as serena, and no report of new female actors that fit her profile… Log in to Reply DonnyA2001 April 25, 2013 LOVE Emme Rylan as Lulu! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MILO! He is so damn sexy and I LOVE his apartment! I hope he becomes more front and center and gets a girlfriend and stays incredibly adorable. Log in to Reply wiggum April 25, 2013 IF Ellie is Lauren then I hope she doesn’t know. Spinelli said out loud for he first time the Q heir to Ellie and she didn’t flinch or anything. If she knows and plays dpinelli for some reason, I would hate that Log in to Reply logan_echolls April 25, 2013 Even though Liz was hurting Nik by lying on him, he still had time to stoke her hair. GAWD I loved them. Their scenes were a mix of romantic love and friendship love. Glad that Nik told Liz what AJ said. And like Liz said, they have only been on one date!! Liz was honest with AJ and told him Niz history but her and Nik have been friends since she was 15. I have been a Niz Stan since 09 and will not stop. How GREAT is nuLuLu!!! I just love this girl chemistry with everyone. Also with her blue eyes, her and Genie F actually look more alike. I love her attitude and everything. Sorry but Julia who????? Milo and Lulu were great today. Mac, you are a sexy man!! So over Ellie. Thank goodness no Sabrina today. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper April 25, 2013 Holy hell I forgot how FINE Tyler Christopher is, thinning hair and all! I am so down for Niz pt. 2 to hell with Quiz or whatever they’re calling Aj/Liz. Also LOVE anything Tracy related, Jane Elliot is fantastic! Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 25, 2013 Oh I love Emme Rylan as Lulu. Great scenes today. Since she woke up in a new set, I somehow think that soon it will either be her’s or Milo will sell the place. Pickle Tracy. LMAO Jane Elliot really is amazing! Love this funny storyline. It’s what the Q family stands for. No one does comedy so well in soaps than the Quartermaines. Totally falling for the AJ/Liz/Nik triangle and I honestly don’t know who I want to see her end up with. Somehow I also believe that Lauren Frank is already on the canvas and that it might end up being Ellie. I remember when she started on the show how weird she was behaving over Sonny’s wedding disaster … she could be Franco’s daughter – without knowing of course. Log in to Reply bishbay April 25, 2013 Niz 4EVA. Between Niz and Maura West joining the show I may have to start daily watching again. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy April 25, 2013 I’m loving Mac and Felicia. I hope when they marry that she won’t do the stupid Scorpio-Jones thing again. She should either go all the way with Scorpio or reach back and grab her maiden name. Ellie typed Maxie’s full MIDDLE name as her first name. Maxie’s first name is Maria (pronounced Mariah for some reason). I like Lulu better now, not because of the actress (I like both JMB and ER) but because of the writing. When Milo complained the other day to Connie about Lulu’s list of guys that she chose over him, I nodded thinking, “She’s been shoved into too many ‘OMG YOU’RE MY TRUE LOVE’ scenarios.” That’s always bugged me. So I’m happy to have a clean slate. Elizabeth/AJ/Nikolas is shaping into a nice triangle. I liked how Nikolas wasn’t overly offended by AJ because “we talked as men do” and “he’s a guy.” Elizabeth wasn’t having that crap. Fun stuff. Jane Elliott is pure gold. She can sell anything, even “Pickle Tracy.” I like Sean the actor, but Shawn the character needs something to do, and I don’t mean make relish with AJ and Michael. Why are they using the kitchen at Kelly’s? Did I miss Luke giving them a key? I know Michael is a Spencer, but does he have a stake in Kelly’s? Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies April 25, 2013 Already liking this Lulu a lot. Milo’s apartment – wow what a great set for a minor character. Loved Ellie with her “law of conservation of mass” – she is too cute. Sean’s secret Pickle Lila obsession – now they’re just egging The Soup on I think! Was Maxie wearing one of Kate’s outfits? I think so. Conundrum: Why doe Milo have such great chemistry with everyone on this show? Everything about this episode was enjoyable. Log in to Reply curacaoman April 25, 2013 Is Ellie Lauren Frank or is Sabrina? Log in to Reply LongLivePortChuck April 25, 2013 [quote=Secrets and Lies]Milo’s apartment – wow what a great set for a minor character.[/quote] I was thinking he’s not going to be so minor since he got his own set! Is the new arrangement of the Floating Rib set driving anyone else nuts? I do like the way the cameras are now behind the bar but the change in perspective is a bit jarring. Kristina Wagner was so much fun today! She’s really getting back into the groove of Felicia. I know not everybody is a fan but I sure am. Loved how the ring debacle was told through flashbacks from the night before. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 April 25, 2013 I love reading this board because so many of you have good, smart ideas for story-lines. It would make a lot of sense if it turns out Ellie is Lauren Franco, another reason to cause friction between her and Spinelli. I hope KA comes on as Scotty’s daughter instead of Franco’s. I also saw Lulu checking out Milo (what woman wouldn’t?) and I did see Tracy giving Nik the look-over (what a Bod!) I sooo hope Tyler stays with the show and want to see more steamy scenes with him and Liz. Log in to Reply tmac April 25, 2013 Angie Lucy, the name is pronounced Mariah because she is named after Felicia’s grandmother and that is how she pronounces it. As for why AJ and Michael are using the kitchen at Kelly’s…that kitchen was where Lila and Cook created Pickle Lila (the Q’s were living upstairs at Kelly’s at the time). I guess they think they will be inspired by working in the same kitchen. Shawn is running the place for Luke and Bobbie, who inherited Kelly’s when Aunt Ruby died. Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 25, 2013 [quote=soapjunkie88]Somehow I also believe that Lauren Frank is already on the canvas and that it might end up being Ellie.[/quote] The only nitpick I have about Ellie perhaps being Lauren Frank is that James Franco is only 36, meaning he would have to have fathered Ellie when he was about 12 years old. Maybe Ellie’s mother is a seductive school teacher? Ick! ; ) Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 25, 2013 Did Maxie get her outfit (pearls, mondo rhinestone pin, glimmery boxy Chanel-ish jacket) at Helena Cassadine’s estate sale? Very psychotic matron. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 25, 2013 [quote=mfarris70][quote=soapjunkie88]Somehow I also believe that Lauren Frank is already on the canvas and that it might end up being Ellie.[/quote] The only nitpick I have about Ellie perhaps being Lauren Frank is that James Franco is only 36, meaning he would have to have fathered Ellie when he was about 12 years old. Maybe Ellie’s mother is a seductive school teacher? Ick! ; )[/quote] That’s not how it works in soaps. We all know that. I don’t look at the age too much anymore. Because then it would make no sense at all with so many characters. I believe Ellie could be Franco’s daughter, thinking that Franco is about Carly’s age and Ellie should/could be around Michael’s age. So, in my soap mind it works very well. Log in to Reply tealita April 25, 2013 [quote=mfarris70]Did Maxie get her outfit (pearls, mondo rhinestone pin, glimmery boxy Chanel-ish jacket) at Helena Cassadine’s estate sale? Very psychotic matron.[/quote] I thought Maxie looked a little matronly in that jacket, but as far as her usual maternity wear goes, most of it is really cute. Log in to Reply js3557 April 25, 2013 I love both Quiz and Niz. Can I root for both? Maybe start with a little Quiz, then switch to Niz, back to Quiz for a bit, and then definitely endgame Niz? I’m in Liz heaven right now. And I agree, Becky Herbst does seem to be enjoying her scenes a lot more. I guess that’s what happens when you are allowed to smile after 3-4 years of constant tears. I am also really enjoying nuLulu. The actress is good and this version of Lulu is more appealing to me than the previous one. Tracy is hysterical. Love seeing Felicia and Mac. Mac is one of my absolute faves and he has aged amazingly well. Log in to Reply Grimm April 25, 2013 Oh! Now I remember what storyline NuLu’s amnesia reminds me of: Marty Saybrooke on OLTL had no memory after the infamous “rapemance” story when she returned to OLTL. Similar to LuLu, she freaked out and rejected people from her past who had expectations of her and played house with the hunky dependable Wes. He didn’t know her so put no pressure on her to be “Marty” so they were a good match. Unfortunately one day she woke up next to dear hunky Wes and he was DEAD. The homicidal handiwork of a killer from her past. Hmmm new set for a minor character….Stavros never could tolerate a “rival”. Say it ain’t so Magic Milo! Log in to Reply Cornfed April 25, 2013 LOL to Perkie, Shawn was boring me to tears too about his “War & Spice” tangent, oy vey! I appreciate them throwing a bone to the actor but whatever. I may be in the minority, i still find ER a bit whiny voiced, and that pouty mouth (not potty – POUTY) of hers is a bit distracting. When she opens her mouth i mainly hear “WHINE”, but i’ll keep watching and keep my hopes up. I’m encouraged that so many on here seem to have taken to her. Glad that Kirsten Storms gets to be on more since the 1x/week now that the Jack Wagner run is over. Loved Felicia & Mac, and yes KW was so animated and did a great job. I don’t mind at all that Ellie is snooping around and not trusting Maxie. I think she’d be a naive ditz to do anything differently, but that’s just my take on it. Sorta bummed that Laura and Scotty weren’t on, i enjoyed them Tuesday and am sorta over the L & L thing unless they lighten up the story and the actors… The actor playing Milo does mumble a bit but someone was right stating he has chemistry with EVERYONE! And sorta curious if they explore “is he gay or isn’t he?” angle a bit more, they mentioned his multiple marriage father and that could play in this in some way. We’ll see! Log in to Reply Angie Lucy April 25, 2013 [quote=tmac]Angie Lucy, the name is pronounced Mariah because she is named after Felicia’s grandmother and that is how she pronounces it. As for why AJ and Michael are using the kitchen at Kelly’s…that kitchen was where Lila and Cook created Pickle Lila (the Q’s were living upstairs at Kelly’s at the time). I guess they think they will be inspired by working in the same kitchen. Shawn is running the place for Luke and Bobbie, who inherited Kelly’s when Aunt Ruby died.[/quote] Thanks. I missed it when Shawn became involved with Kelly’s (I already knew about Luke and Bobbie’s ownership). As for Maria/Mariah, I knew that, too. I’ve been wondering about the pronunciation since the 80s. For a family that hypes its “Aztec” ancestry and Texas roots, they picked the least TexMex pronunciation of Maria. It was stupid then, and it’s stupid now. Log in to Reply hkWolfhard April 25, 2013 I know some people may not like the condiment plotline, but I for one love it. Has anyone discussed the inherent subversiveness of the storyline happening between the Quartermaines? I, for one, am hoping Carlivati & Co are actually writing the storyline out like that for its subversive nature. It’s about intellectual property! It’s exactly in the same vein as what is happening between ABC and Prospect Park. It’s incredibly… nay, deliciously (pun intended) subversive! Other scenes I liked were Storms and native Canadian Zamprogna’s scene (it’s great to see Storms in a scene outside of her character’s current baby embroglio); Felicia finding the ring was pretty adorable; and finally seeing Rylan chew the scenery with Chetwood’s Milo was great. All in all, it was a pretty fun episode. Log in to Reply Perkie April 25, 2013 [quote]I know some people may not like the condiment plotline[/quote] My biggest beef with it is how people keep eating it out of the jar like it’s……I don’t know, soup. I can’t picture anyone eating mustard or ketchup by the spoonful, so eating relish like that kind of grosses me out!!! Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies April 25, 2013 [quote=hkWolfhard] Has anyone discussed the inherent subversiveness of the storyline happening between the Quartermaines? It’s about intellectual property! It’s exactly in the same vein as what is happening between ABC and Prospect Park. It’s incredibly… nay, deliciously (pun intended) subversive![/quote] Great observation. Never though of that but splitting the rights to the recipe (characters) from the face (actors) is definitely a metaphor! Log in to Reply hkWolfhard April 25, 2013 That’s a little nitpicky, but I totally get where you’re coming from Perkie. At least when Monica and Tracy were trying it out before the Nurse’s Ball, they were putting it on crackers. And even then… I have never in my life put relish on anything but hot dogs. Log in to Reply Ravennite613 April 26, 2013 [quote=hkWolfhard]That’s a little nitpicky, but I totally get where you’re coming from Perkie. At least when Monica and Tracy were trying it out before the Nurse’s Ball, they were putting it on crackers. And even then… I have never in my life put relish on anything but hot dogs.[/quote] I agree and I swear I am starting to think of this relish more along the lines of Giardiniera (Italian relish for those not familiar) Log in to Reply GHvetfan April 26, 2013 My husband pointed out to me that the relish storyline annoys me because I have never tasted relish. I do not ever consume hot dogs or hamburgers which is what he puts the relish on so I have no idea why people would go crazy for it. Do people eat it out of the jar? He tried to get me to try it and it just looks gross. No joy!! Lovin Liz getting some love!!!! Log in to Reply Aurora2 April 26, 2013 Good to see Felicia and Mac again! Loving Dante’s concern for his wife and enjoying a bit of “dark Dante” going Corinthos and shattering the glass at the end. I saw something I liked in Emme’s Lulu for the first time today. Her dramatic scenes just haven’t cut it for me, but it seems she has found her niche in the lighter, more comedic scenes. That said, they did remind me of the hilarious scenes at Connie/Kate’s bachelorette party last September where Lulu charmed Milo into being a male stripper at the party .. and then brilliantly coached him. Great timing and presence from Julie – and so much laughter, life and energy in those scenes. I miss that incredibly smile that could brighten the GH screen! Looking forward to seeing more of what Emme can do … but some scenes just remind me of Julie’s amazing portrayal of Lulu. 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